Every year in America, over 600,000 new businesses start up
and hire their first employees. Many will fail, but some of them will become
the legendary businesses of the future, transforming industries and making
millions for the angel investors who helped fund them in their early days.
Angel investing, once the exclusive province of multi-millionaire high-rollers,
has now entered the mainstream, with more than $20 billion being invested
annually by individual investors in the United States alone. Contrary to
popular belief, access to these high risk/high return investments—and success
in start-up investing—doesn’t have to be a matter of luck or connections. Angel Investing: The Gust Guide
to Making Money & Having Fun Investing in Startups shows how smart investors with the right strategy
and a long-term perspective can achieve annual returns of 25 percent or more
from a well-designed angel portfolio.
Written by David S.
Rose, the founder of Gust—the global platform that powers the world of organized
professional angel investing—Angel Investing is a
comprehensive, entertaining guide that walks readers through every step of the
way to becoming a successful angel investor. It is illustrated with stories
from among the ninety-plus companies in which David has invested during a
twenty-five year career as one of the world’s most active business angels and
includes instructions on how to get started, how to find and evaluate
opportunities, and how to pursue and structure investments to maximize your returns.
From building your
reputation as a smart investor, to negotiating fair deals, adding value to your
portfolio companies and helping them implement smart exit strategies, David
provides both the fundamental strategies and the specific tools you need to
take full advantage of this rapidly growing asset class. He details the
advantages of joining an angel group, explains how seed and venture funds can
help leverage an investor’s resources, and reveals how recent regulatory
changes and new online platforms are making startup investing accessible to
millions of Americans.
Making money is no
longer about sitting back and reading stock listings, David says. It is now
about being part owner of an exciting start-up that can be fun and financially
rewarding. Angel Investing teaches investors how to carefully select and
manage investments, establish a long term view, and approach angel investing as
a serious part of an alternative asset portfolio while also enjoying being an
integral part of an exciting new venture. Download and start listening now!